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Ahmet Cangöz

Deloitte Turkey

Deloitte Values House
Maslak No1
Sariyer
Istanbul 34398
Turkey
Tel: +90 212 366 60 91
Email: acangoz@deloitte.com
Website: www.deloitte.com

Ahmet Cangöz joined Deloitte Turkey as a tax partner in 2007, having previously worked for the Ministry of Finance as a tax inspector and for a major private Turkish group of companies as a top executive. He has 30 years of experience as a tax professional.

Ahmet leads the tax and legal practice of Deloitte Turkey. He has been rendering corporate tax certification and tax consultancy services mostly to international clients.

During his career as a tax adviser, Ahmet specifically focused on taxation matters regarding energy and construction projects involving multinational consortia and joint ventures. Also, as a sworn tax adviser and a reputable collaborator, he has assisted with many sizeable tax disputes before the Tax Settlement Committee. He has been an expert witness in many local tax court cases and several international disputes as well.

Ahmet graduated from Ankara University with a BA in economics (1985), and earned an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University, USA (1995). He also holds certificates from Ankara University (1992) and Cornell University (2012).

He is certified as a sworn financial adviser (1995) and is registered with the Chamber of Istanbul (2004).


Niyazi Çömez

Deloitte Turkey

Maslak Mah. Eski Buyukdere Cad. No: 1
Maslakno/1 Sariyer
Istanbul, 34398
Turkey
Tel: +90 212 366 60 69
Email: ncomez@deloitte.com

Niyazi Comez is a partner with Deloitte Turkey and has more than 30 years of experience as a Turkish international and local tax specialist. Before joining Deloitte, Niyazi spent 14 years as an inspector of taxes and head of department at the Turkish tax authority. Since leaving the Turkish tax authority in 1999, he has been an adviser, assisting clients with strategic planning and defence of their tax disputes. He has also appeared in tax courts and tax settlement committees as an expert witness relating to tax matters.

Niyazi serves a range of multinational clients, with particular focus on real estate investment, private equity, financial services, insurance and mergers and acquisitions. As an experienced trainer, he lectured at various OECD tax training programs in Ankara, Budapest and Vienna. Niyazi is a member of the Tax Steering Committee of the Association of Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen (TUSIAD) and Working Group of the Tax Council, and is a sworn-in tax adviser.

Niyazi has an MA in economics from Ankara University and an MBA from Leicester University in the UK. He also holds a certificate from Harvard University's international tax programme.


Zeki Gündüz

PwC

Süleyman Seba Cad. No:48 BJK Plaza
B Blok K:4 Akaretler Besiktas
Istanbul
Tel: +90 212 326 6080
Email: zeki.gunduz@tr.pwc.com
Website: pwc.com/taxcontroversy

Zeki Gündüz is a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers Turkey and he leads the national tax practice. Alongside his leadership role in the tax practice, he also leads PwC Turkey's tax controversy and dispute resolution team.

Zeki worked for eight years as an auditor at the Ministry of Finance, and then joined PwC in 1992. In his former role as a finance inspector, he performed numerous tax audits of private companies and state institutions and participated in inspections at various ministerial departments. He spent a year performing vocational work in the UK as an officer of the Ministry of Finance.

Zeki, a sworn financial adviser (YMM) and lawyer, is also an educator and is a regular speaker at tax forums and seminars organised by PwC, the Istanbul Chamber of Sworn Financial Advisors (IYMMO), the Istanbul Chamber of Certified Public Accountants (ISMMMO), publication houses, professional associations and other institutions. He has worked in numerous tax commissions and published articles in several publications.

Experienced in various local and international projects, Zeki has led PwC Turkey's pharmaceutical industry team and the transfer pricing, client training and tax/customs disputes groups within the tax and legal services department. He has represented a broad range of corporate clients on various tax and customs related dispute resolution projects for about 20 years. With his extensive experience and background in law, Zeki is considered as one of the foremost experts in the field of tax and customs litigation.

Alongside his professional interests, Zeki is a member of numerous business organisations, including the Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen's Association (TÜSIAD) Tax Commission and the board of Transparency International. He is a board member of IFA Turkey, and he is the author of various articles and supplements in periodicals as well as PwC publications.

Zeki graduated from the Ankara University Faculty of Law and is admitted to the Istanbul Bar Association.


Bilgütay Yasar

PwC

Süleyman Seba Caddesi, BJK Plaza B Blok
No: 48 Besiktas – Istanbul
Turkey
Tel: +90 212 326 60 94
Email: bilgutay.yasar@tr.pwc.com
Website: pwc.com/taxcontroversy

Bilgutay is a partner in the tax practice of PwC Istanbul. He advises many multinational companies with PwC mainly in pharmaceutical, tourism, automotive, insurance, retail and airport sectors. He has extensive experience in supporting clients in all stages of resolving tax disputes and investigations, from tax audit assistance to joining negotiation meetings and advising them during the court stage. He has also led various thought leadership initiatives, including presenting in seminars and authoring articles. Bilgutay is also the automotive industry leader in PwC Turkey.

Bilgutay started his career with the tax authorities in 1985. After working as an auditor in the Court of Accounts for one and a half years, he also worked at the Ministry of Finance as an inspector of finance for 10 years where he performed audits both at the tax and foreign exchange offices and private companies. He joined PwC in 1996.

Bilgutay graduated from Ankara University, in economic and commercial sciences faculty and obtained his master's degree in accounting and auditing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the United States. He holds the sworn financial adviser (YMM) title in Turkey. He speaks fluent English. He is a half-term lecturer in business administration at the Bilgi University.


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